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Porcellino

Add:1/F, Bldg B, 753 Yuyuan Rd

Tel:61550636

Time:11am-11pm

Credit Cards Accepted
English Service Available

2015-01-22

Porcellino means piglet in Italian. This neighborhood restaurant serves home-style Italian dishes: pizza, risotto and pasta with traditional recipes from Vargas’ grandmother — on the menu it states several times that a dish was learned from “my nonna.”

A bright, relaxed and chic establishment, the vibe is friendly, with nice touches like the small vases of flowers on each table.

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The extensive use of glass gives the impression that you’re dining in a glasshouse, which is quite warm and sunny. There’s also a row of seats by the open-plan kitchen.

A tasty treat is the porchetta sandwich made according to Vargas’ grandmother’s recipe. The ham is juicy and tender, with aioli, salsa verde and rucola leaves to balance the flavor.

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For a rustic feel, the sandwich and other dishes, such as the prosciutto and artisanal cheese selection, are served on wooden boards.

The porcellino board has five types of ham and salami: San Danielle, salami Felino, speck, mortadella and pecorino Toscano.

Risotto made with Acquerello rice is another highlight. There are three risotto dishes: roasted tomato and guanciale risotto; risotto al carciofi with artichoke; and organic cauliflower risotto with anchovy breadcrumbs.

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The menu also features various antipasti dishes and artisanal pizzas.

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